(a) Required information.--A tobacco product manufacturer whose cigarettes are sold in this Commonwealth, whether
directly or through a distributor, retailer or similar intermediary or intermediaries,
shall execute and deliver to the Attorney General a certification under penalty of
perjury that, as of the date of the certification, the tobacco product manufacturer
is either a participating manufacturer or is in full compliance with this act and
the Tobacco Settlement Agreement Act. In the case of a nonparticipating manufacturer, the certification shall include a
(1) The nonparticipating manufacturer is registered to do business in this Commonwealth
or has appointed a resident agent for service of process and provided notice of the
registration or appointment under section 305. 1
(2) The nonparticipating manufacturer has established and continuously maintains a
qualified escrow fund and has executed a qualified escrow agreement approved by the
(b) Form.--The certification submitted under this section shall be on a form prescribed by the
(c) Time.--Initial certifications shall be due 45 days after the effective date of this section. Thereafter, certifications shall be executed no earlier than April 15 of each year
and shall be delivered to the Attorney General no later than April 30 each year.
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